NATURAL AND ORGANIC DYESTUFF
HERBS FOR NATURAL DYING


Air and Sun Dried
Alder Buckthorn Bark
‹ Amaranth Petals
Beet Pieces Air Dry
‹ Blackberry Leaves
‹ Blue Pea Flowers
Calendula Petals
‹ Carrot Pieces Air Dry
‹ Chamomile Flowers
‹ Cornflower Petals Purple
‹ Cornflower Petals Red
Dandellion Leaves
‹ Dandellion Root, Cut
Eucalyptus Leaves
Hawthorne Leaves
‹ Hibiscus (Rose Mallow) Flowers
‹ Honeybush
Lavender Super Blue
‹ Lemongrass Root
‹ Lemon Verbena Leaves
‹ Lily Petals
Mallow Flowers
‹ Marigold Petals, Orange
‹ Marigold Petals, Yellow
Nettle Leaves
Rooibos Green
‹ Rose Petals
Safflower Petals
‹ Saint John's Wortnew item
‹ Sunflower Petals
Turmeric Root Fine Cut
Willow Barknew item

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DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Alder Buckthorn Bark

ALDER BUCKTHORN BARK
100g - $5.60

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Amaranth Petals

AMARANTH PETALS
100g - $60.30

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Beet Pieces

BEET PIECES
Air Dried
100g - $5.90

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Blackberry Leaves

BLACKBERRY LEAVES
100g - $11.52


DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Blue Pea Flowers

BLUE PEA FLOWERS
100g - $37.03

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Calendula Petals

CALENDULA PETALS
100g - $18.12

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Carrot Pieces

CARROT PIECES
Air Dried
100g - $4.92

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Chamomile Flowers

CHAMOMILE FLOWERS
100g - $11.48


DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: PURPLE Cornflower Petals

CORNFLOWER PETALS - PURPLE
100g - $41.12

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: RED Cornflower Petals

CORNFLOWER PETALS - RED
100g - $50.82

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Dandelion Leaves

DANDELION LEAVES
100g - $5.94

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Dandelion Root

DENDELION ROOT
100g - $13.77


DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Eucalyptus Leaves

EUCALYPTUS LEAVES
100g - $5.46

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Hawthorn Leaves

HAWTHORN LEAVES
100g - $5.44

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Hibiscus Flowers

HIBISCUS FLOWERS
100g - $7.32

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Honeybush

HONEYBUSH
100g - $15.14


DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Lavender Super Blue

LAVENDER SUPER BLUE
100g - $12.33

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Lemongrass Root

LEMONGRASS ROOT
100g - $5.69

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Lemon Verbena Leaves

LEMON VERBENA LEAVES
100g - $12.10

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Lily Petals

LILY PETALS
100g - $28.24


DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Mallow Flowers

MELLOW FLOWERS
100g - $31.55

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Orange Marigold Petals

MERIGOLD PETALS - ORANGE
100g - $17.54

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Yellow Marigold Petals

MERIGOLD PETALS - YELLOW
100g - $17.68

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Nettle Leaves

NETTLE LEAVES
100g - $10.09


DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Green Rooibos

ROOIBOS - GREEN
100g - $7.32

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Rose Petals

ROSE PETALS
100g - $13.95

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Safflower Petals

SAFFLOWER PETALS
100g - $29.82

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: St John's Wort

ST JOHN'S WORT
new item


DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Sunflower Petals

SUNFLOWER PETALS
100g - $23.25

 
DYE HERBS at Irene & Mr. Sheep: Turmeric Root

TURMERIC ROOT FINE CUT
100g - $5.69

 

 

"COLOR was anciently considered a spiritual necessity of equal importance to physical need of food, for all primitive people used it to protect themselves from the spells of ever-active evil spirits which they believed constantly surrounded them. This form of Magic is older than a belief in gods, and, at a very early stage, magical symbols were added to former mere daubs of dye, and here we have the ancient origin of art." - Reference: William F. Leggett, Ancient and Medieval Dyes.

Mushroom Dyed Wool Samples, Arleen R. and Alan E. Bessette Colour Ring of Wool Samples dyed with mushrooms © Arleen R. and Alan E. Bessette, The Rainbow Beneath My Feet or A Mushroom Dyer's Field Guide.   Until the middle of the 18th century, every piece of material used for clothes, carpets, or household purposes was dyed with natural dyes. The colour richness and brightness of some of the ancient Peruvian and Egyptian textiles are astonishing. Except extracts from plants, lichens and seaweed, the other sources to obtain a dyestuff were also used: shell-fish, scale insects, minerals, etc.

In Peru, Eucalyptus leaves is an ancient dye. In Australia, the idea of obtaining natural dyes from Eucalypts came from Henry Smith. In 1897, he used a dye from this plant to dye woollen material. Examples of fabric dyed by him are held in the Museum of Applied Arts and Science, Sydney.
One of the best dyestuff can also be obtained from very mature to decaying fungal fruiting bodies of mushrooms. For example, mature Sarcodon underwoodii yield rich shades of blue and green and the best tones of orange and pink are obtained from the most decayed, red portions of Hypomyces lactifluorum.

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Some of the most important plant dyes, which survived to ancient and medieval times, are still recently in use: madder, indigo, saffron, safflower, brazilwod, longwood, fustic, annato, and many others. Please find more infomation here: Natural Ancient and Medieval Dyes Presently Imported or Manufactured in Europe »


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Natural dyes used to color wool in Peru: Dried and powdered cochineal insects produce natural carmine dye. It is used to colour wool in hues of Red and Pink. These insects live on the pear cacti plants. {Carmine & Cochineal »}
Oranges - yanali bark, calendula/merigold flowers; Yellow and Orange - q'olle flowers; Coral, Peach and Salmon Red - palo-palo vines; Hues of Blue - tara beans, indigo. Eucalyptus leaves are used to make a beautiful Silver Blue hue. Greens - ch'illca (chilq'ua) leaves; Purple is derived from purple corn (mais morado). The variety of natural dyes in Peru usually depends on the region.

For more information, please visit: • Threads of Peru »Center For Traditional Textiles of Cusco »Cloth Roads »

Safflower Petals   Lavender   Khartoum Hibiscus   Calendula Petals
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